The price of chicken eggs has fallen in several parts of Indonesia. The price even continues to touch the lowest level to below Rp. 20,000 per kilogram (kg) from the normal price of Rp. 20,000 to Rp. 25,000.
Here are 3 facts:
1. Egg price is only IDR 17,000/Kg
Based on monitoring detik.com at Pasar Senen, Central Jakarta, Thursday (23/9/2021), the price of eggs dropped today to Rp 17,500 per kg at the wholesaler level. Two other traders also sell at the same price.
“For the past five days, Rp 17,500 per kg has fallen steadily from Rp 20,000, Rp 19,000, Rp 18,000,” said an egg trader named Oni when met by detikcom.
Slightly different, for Ciputat Market, South Tangerang, the price of eggs at the wholesaler level is even lower, reaching Rp. 17,000 per kg.
Meanwhile, at the retail level at Pasar Senen, it is observed that the price of eggs is still sold at Rp. 20,000 per kg. “This has dropped from the price of Rp 22,000 per kg. It’s just taking a little profit,” he said.
2. Lowest Since About 10 Years
Oni said the price of eggs, which was only Rp. 17,500/kg, was the lowest price in the last 10 years or so.
“For the past five days, Rp. 17,500 per kg has decreased steadily from Rp. 20,000, Rp. 19,000, to Rp. 18,000. This is the lowest price since I have been selling eggs for about 10 years,” said an egg trader named Oni when met detik.com.
3. Causes Egg Prices Drop
Oni suspects the drop in egg prices because there is a game from big farmers who want to kill small farmers. Because on the other hand, the price of chicken feed continues to increase.
“The feed goes up, the price goes down, it’s like a big breeder is trying to make small farmers go bankrupt. The problem is that this year the feed increased, the price was destroyed. This is the first time since I’ve been selling eggs for the last 10 years or so,” he explained.
Even though as a seller, he claims to have experienced little profit, Oni said that the most disadvantaged from this phenomenon are farmers. “If we are sellers following this kind of capital, we sell at this rate, even though the profit is thin, it’s a pity for the farmers,” he said.
Another egg trader, Riswan, has another view about the falling egg prices. He suspects that the abundant supply has caused prices to be lowered because the impact of PPKM had made purchasing power sluggish.
“Perhaps the supply of eggs is abundant, so the stocks rather than not being sold continue to be damaged, so they are sold cheaply,” he said.